Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLC (http://www.sfmslaw.com; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), a law firm with offices in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida, in its ongoing effort to assist investors in Host America Corporation (“Host America” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CAFE), issues this notice to update investors regarding the class action lawsuits that have been filed against Host America in connection with Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah, LLC’s August 9, 2005 press release. After a significant independent investigation, Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah, LLC and its co-counsel filed the first of several class action lawsuits against Host America on August 8, 2005, alleging that the July 12, 2005 Form 8-K and press release were false and misleading. A copy of this Complaint may be obtained from the Court, or you can call our offices toll free at either 866/540-5505 or 877/891-9880 to speak with an attorney regarding this matter and we will send you a copy of the Complaint. In addition, you can contact us at the email addresses provided above and below and we will send you a copy of the Complaint and answer any questions that you may have.
The Complaint filed by Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah, LLC alleges that “Wal-Mart was not a customer of the Company’s in connection to purchasing the LightMasterPlus…Wal-Mart had made no commitment to purchase or install the LightMasterPlus outside of the test installation” and therefore, Defendants had no basis for stating that the test installation was a “first-phase roll-out,” that “the next phase will involve a significant number of stores,” or that the purported installation was a “major event for our company.” On August 31, 2005, Host America issued a press release updating investors about the ongoing investigation into its July 12, 2005 notice. In the press release, Host America informed investors that the Company “never had a written agreement” or “any agreement for the installation of LightMasterPlus” with Wal-Mart and that nearly two months after its announcement on July 12, 2005, “neither Host nor its wholly-owned energy management subsidiary R.S. Services, Inc. has received from Wal-Mart a list of the 10 stores to be surveyed.” In reaction to this announcement, the price of the Company’s common stock closed on September 1, 2005, down $10.54 per share, or more than 73 percent.
If you are purchased Host America securities between July 12, 2005 and July 22, 2005 (inclusive), you may qualify to serve as lead plaintiff on behalf of the Class. All motions for appointment as lead plaintiff must be filed with the Court no later than October 7, 2005. Any member of the proposed Class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff in this action through counsel of his or her choice, or may remain an absent class member. There are certain legal requirements to serve as lead plaintiff, which we would be pleased to discuss with you. Please contact James E. Miller, Esquire (866/540-5505; email@example.com), or James C. Shah, Esquire (877/891-9880; firstname.lastname@example.org), if you would like to discuss this action or have any question regarding this notice or your rights.